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Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher
Position: None
Born: 08/09/74
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, head coach Derek Fisher and executive Mark Warkentien were among dozens of NBA personnel in Las Vegas on Friday to watch top lottery prospect Kristaps Porzingis work out. Porzingis’ workout was a part of the ASM Sports agency’s “Pro Day.” Fourteen prospects were in the gym, including Texas’ Myles Turner and LSU’s Jarell Martin. But Porzingis was the headline act.
via ESPN.com
Q: And what do you know about Derek Fisher? A: He’s a champion, and he knows exactly how to win. The biggest thing is he knows how to win from the court. He knows what it takes as a team and as a player, what you need to sacrifice for the greater whole of everybody for a championship, and I think that’s a very big thing to have, especially in a coach when he knows exactly what his players need to do to win when he’s won multiple championships himself. Q: Carmelo Anthony. A: You don’t get many chances in life to see a player like Carmelo Anthony play. … It’s just amazing what he can do with the basketball in his hands, and what he can do for his team.
via New York Post
The Knicks’ head coach said Thursday that the Knicks “will turn around quickly.” When asked about potentially duplicating a dramatic 23-game turnaround like the Milwaukee Bucks (38-40) have done this season, Fisher said the Knicks are capable of something much more stunning. “I guess that’s possible, but we are not here trying to squeeze in, we are not here trying to go from 15 to 36,” said Fisher, whose Knicks currently have 15 wins. “That’s just not who we are. So it can turn around quickly. It will turn around quickly. “But we don’t really have to put a number on it,” Fisher continued. “We are 6-21 in games [decided] by six points or less this year. So we lost 21 games on two possessions. So we don’t have go from 15 to 36 next year. We can go from 15 to 63 if we really want to. But that is up to us.”
via ESPN.com
Asked by The Post after Saturday’s practice if his personal issues have made it even more daunting during this 14-62 season, Fisher said, “I don’t think what goes on personally with guys really has anything to do with how you do your job. I’ve seen what other players and people have gone through personally, and when you come to work there’s a separation. Everybody goes through things. That really has nothing to do with my job. So I haven’t found it more challenging to still show up to work every day and do what I need to do. Everyone faces adversity, so it doesn’t change my approach.’’
via New York Post
After Friday night’s loss to the Wizards, Fisher finally found something to pretend to be upset about. From Al Iannazzone of Newsday: Fisher just called timeout with 1.3 seconds left and the Knicks down 14. Coaching Wizards dunk with 1.3 secs left gave them 100 points and fans discount on pizza. Fisher wasn’t happy, says “pizza doesn’t taste that great.” But Fisher said the timeout was to make sure he reminded the players finish the game…. Truthfully, Wizards should have run out the clock
via NBCSports.com

Derek Fisher is getting divorced

New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher has filed for divorce from his wife, Candace. Fisher filed the paperwork Wednesday in Los Angeles, a spokesman tells The Associated Press. Fisher says in a statement that “this is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process.” The Fishers were married Feb. 19, 2005, and have two children together: twins Tatum and Drew. They each also have another child from a previous relationship. Tatum has recovered from retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer for which she was treated in 2007.
via ESPN.com